Do you want to take your sober living business to the next level?
Join us and affiliate your existing sober house to a Vanderburgh House community
Existing sober living operators join us to build a bigger, more impactful, and more resilient business. Joining a collaborative gives you access to valuable shared services, training, and membership in an organization which supports our Chartered Operators in changing the world. As a member of Vanderburgh Communities, you have access to resources, capital, insight, and real estate services to help you grow in size, in community impact, and in profitability, without sacrificing service to your residents. Whether you would find most value in access to real estate, in-home recovery coaching, time-saving software, deeply discounted insurance and drug screening supplies, or access to a network of passionate and dedicated colleagues, becoming a Chartered Operator in our collaborative is worth considering.
- Grow your community: Work with us to acquire additional real estate to grow your sober living community
- Never another empty bed: Access our directory of more than five hundred active resident referral sources
- Reduce cost and risk: Reduce your operating costs and risks by participating in shared costs for insurance, software, drug screens, and other resources
- Improve your impact: Provide recovery coaching and other support services to better serve your sober house residents
The Kayaly Home Story
The Rogers Home for Sober Living was founded over ten years ago with a mission to offer an opportunity for individuals to make a change and start a new, better, and sober life. Founded by Milton Rogers, Rogers Home has offered life-saving sober living and recovery coaching services to men throughout Rhode Island for over a decade. We became acquainted with the Rogers Home leadership in late 2020, discussing sober living and how sober house operators can make a greater impact in our residents lives through the work we do. At the time, Rogers Home operated a men's sober living program in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was working on opening a second location in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
It was obvious early in our conversations that the Rogers Home leadership had passion and dedication for their work, and years of experience serving their communities and supporting their residents. We discussed their current business model, administrative and finance structures, and growth goals. Despite their success thus far, they saw a need to improve their administrative, financial, and organizational structure. At the time, residents and family were unable to pay online, leading to payment struggles and loss of revenue. Their digital marketing was lacking in many areas, limiting their exposure to potential residents and causing vacancy issues. Without a formal accounting system, tracking payments and bills was time-consuming and prone to errors.
Beginning in January, 2021, we began working to develop a sense of their needs and goals, and proposed a comprehensive plan to tackle their growth goals and improve their current operations. We worked with their organization to formalize legal entity structures, onboard them on our simple cloud-based sober house accounting system, applicant and resident management software, electronic payment services, marketing and referral tracking, brand image, and a strategy for growth.
Under a new brand image, Kayaly Recovery became a Vanderburgh House Chartered Organization on March 1, 2021. Fast-forward three months, we’ve helped Kayaly Recovery open two women's homes in Warwick, Rhode Island, as well as provide funding for a new state-of-the-art facility south of Providence, Rhode Island. We look forward to continued growth and many years of success for our collaboration.
Become a Chartered Vanderburgh House Operator
We invite you to explore the exiting possibility of opening your own sober living homes. Build a business and build a better world with us as your guides. We’ve helped many passionate and dedicated individuals and organizations reach their goals by opening Chartered sober living businesses. Come with us on this deeply rewarding and world-changing journey.
Explore the Opportunity
The first step in our process is connect with you over the phone to discuss your goals. We work collaboratively with interested operators to explore their goals, discuss their mission and vision, and work towards a strategy to accomplish them. During this initial call, we are available to answer any questions and provide information and guidance to help a potential operator gain a deeper understanding of the work and responsibilities they have ahead of them. Most importantly, our goal is be available to assist in any way we can to support an individual or organization looking to learn more about this exiting and rewarding opportunity.
After we have had a chance to connect with you and discuss your vision and goals, we invite you to virtually meet our team and discuss your project in greater detail. During this discovery call, we will discuss in greater detail your goals and vision. We will discuss expectations required of a sober living home operator, financial considerations and strategy, and have the opportunity to show you what it’s like to be a Chartered Operator in our collaborative of sober living Operators. Following this call, we will share with you in-depth information about working with our organization and opening a sober living home.
Following a discovery call, we will extend an invitation to visit with our team in-person at our headquarters in Worcester, Massachusetts. This opportunity is available for interested operators who want to meet us in person, tour a sober living facility, and see some of the more hands-on aspects of operating a sober home. This is a good opportunity to bring your team, meet our amazing staff, tour some of our Central Massachusetts homes, and explore the opportunity in greater detail. At this stage, we recommend working with us to narrow down the desired location and financial considerations for your project.
The decision to join us comes in the form of a Charter Agreement, a legally binding document where you commit to working with Vanderburgh House as a member of our collaborative. It also serves as our commitment to provide specified services and training, and confirms all aspects of our agreement to work together. Upon execution of your Charter Agreement, you become an official Chartered Operator with Vanderburgh Communities!
Training and Orientation
Once you’re a Chartered Operator, we will schedule a comprehensive training program for you and your team. Training includes full access to our Knowledge Base, virtual training sessions, an invitation for practical training in Worcester, Massachusetts, and on-location training where our staff will provide on-site training and support in your new home once it’s up and running.
This is your big day! Don’t worry, our team will be there to help you through every step of the process. We will continue to provide you with ongoing support to ensure your home succeeds.